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Luzerne County Council contenders air views at forum

KINGSTON — In rapid-fire delivery, all 10 Luzerne County Council candidates conveyed their views on a range of topics within allotted time limits during Thursday’s Wilkes-Barre Area League of Women Voters forum at Wyoming Seminary. Voters are free to choose five council contenders of any party affiliation in the Nov. 7 general election. The league […]

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Blindness doesn’t hold back Luzerne County assistant public defender

Luzerne County Assistant Public Defender Steph Fernandes has come to expect personal questions from her juvenile clients when they realize she is blind. The 28-year-old Kingston resident assures their often embarrassed parents she is not offended by such probing because demystifying her life shows others a blind person can thrive independently. “Most people do not […]

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Only Yesterday: Jim and Janice Malkemas arrested by Keystone Cops in 1967

20 YEARS AGO — 1997 Two senior students from Bishop O’Reilly High School, Kingston, have been named Commended Students in the 1998 National Merit Scholarship Program. They have placed among the top five percent of more than a million students who entered the 1998 Merit Program by taking the 1996 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship […]

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Gun fire spurs review of Dallas Township’s backyard gun range ordinance

DALLAS TWP. — Supervisors are looking to tighten the township’s backyard gun firing ordinance after a Sept. 9 incident where a 45-caliber bullet hit the front door of an Upper Demunds Road residence. Homeowner Bob Menig and several of his neighbors attended a Dallas Township supervisors’ public meeting Oct. 2 to request changes to the […]

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There are a lot of things happening in the Back Mountain

Chili Fest slated for Oct. 22 JACKSON TWP. — The Lake-Lehman Theatre Boosters Club will hold a Chili Fest from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, at the Jackson Township Fire Hall, 1160 Chase Road. Chili competitors will put their best recipes to the test to win a $100 cash first place prize. The […]

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Back Mountain churches sell ‘Friends Helping Friends’ passes to aid poor

Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” passes were sold to raise money for the poorest children of the world at both Gate of Heaven Parish in Dallas, Our Lady of Victory Parish in Harveys Lake and at Boscov’s in Wilkes-Barre. Flower packets were passed out to donors at Boscov’s to symbolize spreading seeds of love and compassion. […]

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Our Lady of Victory Parish observes 100th Anniversary of Fatima

Our Lady of Victory Parish hosted hundreds of the faithful throughout the Wyoming Valley for the 100th Anniversary of Fatima messages from the Blessed Virgin Mary to three children. Chris Carr and Bill Leandri, Back Mountain Knights of Columbus members, processed through the church with the Blessed Virgin Mary statue. Everyone in attendance received a […]

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Harveys Lake seeks more grant funding to eradicate hydrilla

HARVEYS LAKE — The borough is seeking a $140,000 grant to continue the eradication of hydrilla from the lake, council member Michell’e Boice said Tuesday. Hydrilla, an aggressive growing aquatic plant, was first discovered in a 50-acre section of Harveys Lake in July 2014. The vegetation spread to over 250 acres of the 600-acre lake […]

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Luzerne County District Attorney pleads for more staff

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis delivered a passionate pitch for three additional assistant district attorneys during Tuesday’s council budget work session. “I don’t know how much longer we can continue with the positions we have,” she said. “I’m trying to do my best to keep us from sinking.” The office currently has […]

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Tire store owners Bill and Sandi Williams honored by Misericordia University

DALLAS TWP. – The Misericordia University Board of Trustees presented the 2017 Trustee Associates Award to Bill and Sandi Williams in recognition of the couple’s philanthropic support of the institution of higher education and for his leadership and commitment while serving as a valued trustee. The Williams name is synonymous with automobile tires. The designation […]

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